How Many Miles Do You Have?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nathan, May 14, 2017.

  1. Randall Aldridge

    Randall Aldridge New Member

    I just purchased this little truck about a week ago. It was an one owner with documented records of any and all repairs at what mileage and dates. A 1991 XLT 2 wheel drive with 3.0 and 5 speed, less than 110,000 miles.
     
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  3. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Randall, congrats on your new purchase.
    How does the clutch pedal feel?
     
  4. Randall Aldridge

    Randall Aldridge New Member

    It's had the clutch and tranny replaced.
     
  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Ok, thanks for that info....So how does the pedal feel now?
     
  6. Randall Aldridge

    Randall Aldridge New Member

    Not really all that stiff, but it isn't spongy either. No jumping or slipping is great.
     
  7. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    I just realized I misread your initial response. Sorry to bug ya'. Congrats on your purchase. I hope you get to enjoy it for a long time.
     
  8. Timbootz

    Timbootz New Member

    194k (and some change) 1997 xlt 2wd, 4.0. (Second owner) still runs very well.
     
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  9. derklink

    derklink New Member

    I just picked up "Rangertron" last week. It's a 2007 with 127k miles and in excellent condition. I am hoping to get at least 300k miles out of him :)
     
  10. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    2003 Edge: 105580 when I rolled into the driveway this evening.
     
  11. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Was just checking to see if it was oil change time....truck currently has 184,121 miles on it....and yes, its time to change the oil and filter. =)
     
  12. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    My first Ranger 96 2.3 L. Bought it with 144,000 mi in 2007. I drive about 15,000 per year and drove it for 8 years. Had to put tires,
    fuel pump relay and plugs. I change the oil in my vehicles 4 time a year. She still purred like a kitten when daughter drove it away.
    ( crashed it 2 weeks later) I still tear up thinking about it. They are great motors. Jury still out on the 4L. so far so good 155,000
     
  13. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Awww, kids. What cha gonna do. Sounds like the replacement is working out, though....plus now Dad has a little more under the go pedal to play with. ;)
     
  14. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    Yea. I do like the 4 L. Added a Magna flow muffler and opened up the air box. sounds and runs
    stronger. The 4 Wheel Dr. is an added bonus. Who knew gettin a truck dirty was fun!!
     
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  15. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    My current truck is a 3.0L and it is "okay". My other truck was a 2001 EDGE and it had the 4.0L. MUCH better engine both in power and MPG.
     
  16. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    I've got 156,000. I bought it with 115,000. I've never driven a 3 L. The 4 banger is like a
    sewing machine miles don't seem to matter. I had well over 200,000 on it. never burned
    a drop of oil. Hoping to get 200,000 or better on the 4 L. I do like the motor very much.
     
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  17. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    All this 4L chat reminds me of the first time I drove a 4L.
    When did they come out? '89? Yeah, sometime around then.
    I was working as a mechanic and felt the need to "performance test" every car I worked on (hey, my ride was an '80 Rabbit Diesel back then. I had to get my kicks some how!).
    Up until then, we had all been well versed in the "power" of the 2.9 ( :D ). I had to do something with a Bronco II so out I went and I floored it heading around to the shop. I didn't know it had a 4L.
    Once I climbed out of the back seat and regained control of the vehicle, I parked it in a stall and immediately ripped the hood open.
    One of the tech's came over with a big grin and asked, "So what do you think of the 4 litre?".
    I was still like, " uhm-ah, uhm-ah, uhm-ah...". I must've still had that look of terror on my face because he was just cracking up.
    I've only had two cars ever do that to me and that Bronco was one of them. Man that thing can pull hard.

    ...btw, what did you mean by "...opened up the air box." ?


    Dean
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2017
  18. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    I pulled the air box out. Took out the snorkel ( I think it's there to quiet the breathing) Then I got 3" hole saw
    and put 3 extra holes in the box. The air cleaner gets dirty faster but the engine seems to like the extra air.
    The holes are in the side of the box facing front.
     
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  19. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    That'll open'er up alright!
    Thanks for taking the time to explain.
    Does the truck seem any louder now? (because yes, I found that out with my old VW. The "horn" leading into the airbox is there to quiet things down).


    Dean
     
  20. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    The horn actually does two things. It quiets down the rush of air entering the air box AND it provides a SMOOTH airflow path for that air. When you remove the horn/snorkel (what a lot of forums call the "air box mod"), you are disrupting the air flow... it no longer has a smooth, curved surface to flow over and funnel the air into the box. Most likely, that is not increasing horsepower, but rather decreasing it. Only your dyno knows for sure! ;)
     
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  21. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    It is somewhat louder. It does not have that whistle sound the cone filters have. Just a heavier
    sound when you get on the pedal. As far as horsepower goes. Well it sounds faster and the gas
    mileage is the same. It sounds like you're going faster. Sometimes that's what it's all about FUN.
     

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